Festival Events

Guide to Course Levels & Teaching Method

Course Levels

  • Beginner: You have no experience of playing the harp.
  • Post-beginner: You took last year’s Beginners’ course, have had relatively few lessons and/or require help with basic technique.
  • Elementary: You can already perform simple tunes, require further help in consolidating basic technique and wish to work slowly and carefully.
  • Elementary/Intermediate: As Elementary but you feel ready to stretch your boundaries.
  • Intermediate: You already have good technique and can work at a moderate pace.
  • Intermediate/Advanced: As Intermediate, but you are ready and willing to work at a faster pace.
  • Advanced: Your technique is good and you wish to work at a good pace to stretch yourself.
  • Mixed Ability: For all levels, except Beginner.

For further advice about course levels please contact us on +44 (0) 131 445 2022

Teaching Method

  • E: teaching will be by ear with written music given out only at the end of the course.
  • E+M: teaching will initially be by ear with written music given out during or at the end of each session.
  • M: teaching will be from written music.
  • M+E: written music will be given at the start of the course. However, teaching will be sympathetic to all levels of skill in reading/assimilating music.

Saturday April 11th

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Child beginners / Heather Yule

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / One session per day of 1 hour each

The earlier sessions (9-10:00am) are aimed at 5-8 yrs and the later sessions (10:10-11:10am) are aimed at 9-14 yrs.

Cost: £50.00
Event Code:
T1a, T1b
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Beginner

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Elementary for children (age 5-11 yrs) / Fiona Rutherford

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T5
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary

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Introduction to Paraguayan music / Juanjo Corbalán

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T7
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Elementary

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Learning by ear for the terrified / Patsy Seddon

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T9
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary

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Dutch music / Anouk Platenkamp

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T12
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary / Intermediate

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Laments and airs on the wire-strung harp / Karen Marshalsay

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T16
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Elementary / Intermediate

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Blues, lead sheets and improvising / Amanda Whiting

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T17
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Intermediate

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Crossing borders / Gwen Màiri Yorke

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T20
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Intermediate

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Two plus two makes more / Mary Macmaster

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T26
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Intermediate / Advanced

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Teenage harp course / Christine Edwards

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 9:00am

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T29
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Mixed Abilities

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Celtic connections / Rachel Hair

Multi-Day event:

Saturday and Sunday / 9:00am and 4:30pm

 

Cost: £62.00
Event Code:
T33
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary / Intermediate

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Teachers’ course / Isobel Mieras and Wendy Stewart

Multi-Day event:

Saturday and Sunday / 9:00am

Cost: £31.00
Event Code:
T35
Teaching Method:
Course Level:
Mixed Abilities

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Come and try wire-strung clarsach / Bill Taylor

Start: Saturday April 11th, 9:00 am
End: Saturday April 11th, 10:30 am
Cost: £15.50
Event Code:
T41a
Teaching Method:
Course Level:
Beginner

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Adult beginners: Old melodies for new fingers / Gwen Màiri Yorke

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T2
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Beginner

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Scottish / Sarah MacNeil

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T8
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary

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Pop and film music / Christine Edwards

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T11
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary / Intermediate

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Composing and arranging on clarsach and pedal harp / Esther Swift

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T14
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Elementary / Intermediate

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Trends, techniques and dynamics of contemporary Paraguayan harp music / Sixto Corbalán

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T18
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Intermediate

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Scottish / Wendy Stewart

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T21
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Intermediate

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Dancing the strings / Michelle Mulcahy

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T23
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Intermediate / Advanced

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The heart of the tradition: wire strung harps / Siobhán Armstrong

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T24
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Intermediate / Advanced

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Scottish / Ailie Robertson

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T28
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Advanced

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Festival orchestra / Isobel Mieras

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T30
Teaching Method:
M + E
Course Level:
Mixed Abilities

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The pedal harp is a musical playground / Eleanor Turner

Multi-Day event:

Saturday to Wednesday / 1:00pm

 

Cost: £72.00
Event Code:
T32
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Mixed Abilities

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Scottish music / Charlotte Petersen

Multi-Day event:

Saturday and Sunday / 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Cost: £62.00
Event Code:
T34
Teaching Method:
E + M
Course Level:
Intermediate / Advanced
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